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C. Diff - Clostridium Difficile Infection (Additional Information)

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Leapfrog Hospital Quality Ratings - For Consumers (all states)  Editor's Pick

The Leapfrog Group, an employer-based coalition, asks hospitals to voluntarily report how closely they follow recommended quality and safety practices, including Evidence-Based Hospital Referral for high-risk procedures. CLICK on the blue [i] to the right of each green bar chart to find out if your hospital meets survival expectations and volume standards of 120 for aortic valve replacement; 50 High-Risk Delivery-Neonatal ICU patients per year. Info on infection rates and early elective cesarean deliveries also reported. Many hospitals participate; easy to compare. Updated for 2016, but period covered is unclear. Leapfrog was a pioneer in getting ratings in the public eye

CDI Infections in US Hospitals, January 2012 (pdf)

AHRQ Statistical Brief #124 shows steep increase in CDI (Clostridium Difficile Infections) in hospitals between 2001 and 2008, but declining in 2009. Detailed analysis of 2009 shows average age was 68 years, with very high rates in those age 85+. Survival rates show 9.1 percent died. Length of stay 13 days. Average cost per patient $24,400 (charges would be higher) and $8.2 billion for the year. Technical language; report by AHRQ using HCUP data; pub. 2012

Clostridium difficile 2010 survey of progress (APIC pdf)

Survey of Infection Preventionists in Feb-March 2010 reports progress in addressing C. difficile infection - a bacterium found in the intestines that can cause severe diarrhea and life-threatening intestinal conditions. Online survey of members in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (about 14% response rate) was released in May 2010

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Canada - Ontario Hospital Ratings

Health Quality Ontario shows hospital performance measures for infection rates, hand hygiene and safety in surgery. Data from 2015. Select Hospital Type in order to see hospital ratings side by side. Originally developed by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), the province-wide regional board of Health Quality Ontario is now appointed by the government

South Dakota Hospital Quality Ratings and Patient Opinions - free

Compare quality of SD hospitals on heart attack, heart failure care, pneumonia, infections and complications in surgery patients, patient satisfaction recommendations, children's asthma (limited data); MRI, Mammogram, CT and other imaging scans; ER care, stroke, hip and knee ratings, some pregnancy & delivery scores. Readmission and survival ratings are also shown for heart and pneumonia. Site by SDAHO (hospital association) generally shows 2012-2013 data. Same data as reported to CMS HospitalCompare (time periods may differ), but here all hospitals are side-by-side. State average, national avg and best 10% scores are shown. Easy to use, can sort to get best scoring hospitals on top

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